Exclusive – Phillip Phillips Talks to PhillPhillcom – The Year in Review

Any way we look at it, 2020 has been a challenging, life-altering year. It would be difficult to imagine a family, a business, or a part of the economy that has not been deeply impacted or even changed forever because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Being very much a touring musician, Phillip Phillips was not spared from the catastrophic effect of the pandemic on the entertainment and the live music industry.

So missing his music very much and wanting to check on him, we asked Phillip if he would agree to sit down for a conversation about the year that’s been. Well, Phillip said yes, and below is the result!

Touching everything from the realization that the year would not go as planned, to embracing the freedom the lockdown gave him to be a full-time husband and dad, to some of his newest hobbies, we discuss it all.

So sit down, get a cup of hot chocolate or a glass of wine, and enjoy this early Christmas gift from Phillip!

As always, Pam and I want to thank Phillip for agreeing to talk to us and being so generous with his time and his stories.

Phillip Phillips Raises Funds For Phoebe Putney Health’s Coronavirus Relief Efforts In Albany, Georgia

Phillip Phillips took to Facebook Live yesterday, May 7, to do a fundraising concert from his home. The livestream was in support of  Phoebe Putney Health System’s coronavirus relief fund.

As Phillip explained in an Instagram post last week, his “small town of Albany [had] been hit disproportionately hard by the coronavirus,” and he wanted to help.

For the show, Phillip sat on a big couch decorated with lights and a blanket, while many of his past tour posters and accomplishments could be see framed on the wall in the background.

Similar to Phillip’s most recent livestream since the lockdown started, his wife Hannah and their son Patch (off camera) served as his audience, while Hannah also served as camerawoman, comment coordinator, cheering fan, and best of all, singing partner for one amazing cover.

If you missed it, or just want to watch again, check out the video below or visit Phillip’s Facebook page.

Aaaand we’re live! We’re raising money for @Phoebe Putney’s coronavirus relief fund to aid my community in and around Albany, GA ❤️ Every little bit truly counts so I hope you can help contribute towards meeting our goal!

Posted by Phillip Phillips on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Set List
Hold On
Into The Wild
Man on the Moon
Love Will Bring You Home (Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors cover) – Duo with Hannah
Lead On
Gone Gone Gone


And earlier today, Phillip announced fans’ donations have almost helped him reach his fundraising goal of US $50,000! The donation link will be open until May 16. To visit Phillip’s fundraising page, click here.

You can also contribute to raise funds by purchasing select Phillip Phillips merchandise on his official store. All net proceeds will go to Phoebe Putney Health.

Continue to be safe everybody, and above all, be kind to each other–together we will get through this, PhillPhillcom.

Phillip Phillips Pays Tribute To Bill Withers

Times are difficult in the world right now, well, a bit more than usual, caught as most countries are in the middle of a deadly pandemic. Still, life and death continue, in their inexorable way. So it was that today the music world lost one of its greatest artist of all time, soul giant Bill Withers.

Soon after the news were announced, tributes poured in by many other musicians and artists, including Phillip Phillips, who took to Facebook and Instagram to pay his own personal tribute. In a short video, Phillip played a haunting short cover of Withers’ “I Can’t Write Left Handed.” In a small introduction to his video, Phillip expressed the influence Withers has had on him as a songwriter, saying “I think every song writer has had a connection to Bill Withers at some point in their life and he stays in the back of your mind every time you write a song, “would bill say this?””

Check Phillip’s cover of “I Can’t Write Left Handed, ” below.

Earlier today as well, Phillip shared with fans that he will participating in a second “Together for Texas” livestream tomorrow, April 4 at 7:00 pm CST (5:00 pm PST/8:00 pm EST). The first “Together for Texas” livestream was sponsored by Sendero Provisions Co. to raise funds for “local small businesses, non-profits, and artists affected by COVID-19.” Please visit Sendero Provisions’ Facebook for more information.

And as always, listen to your public health officials, stay home, stay safe, and keep supporting each other in creative ways. Together we will get through this. ~ PhillPhillcom.

Random Songs Fans Would Love For Phillip Phillips To Cover

Earlier this month, we launched a new challenge/contest for all Phillip Phillips fans following us on PhillPhillcom. The question: What’s the most random song you ever dreamed of Phillip Phillips covering?

We started with our own random song, “Dangerous Woman,” by Ariana Grande. And then, the suggestions came in! We loved reading each of them and have decided to put them all together in one place for everybody to have fun imagining this strange dream set list.

To start, a lot of people would like Phillip to cover Elvis Presley (mentioned 5 times).

Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles and Bob Dylan got a couple of mentions too. Some personal favourites from the suggestions: Beyoncé, “Crazy in Love,” Lizzo, “Juice,” Sia, “Alive,” and a couple of songs by K-Pop band ASTRO. These are quite random and completely removed from Phillip’s style, so they made us laugh and let our imagination fly.

Phillip has already covered a few of the songs suggested (Eminem – “Lose Yourself,”  Marvin Gaye  – “Let’s Get It On, ” Ray Charles – “Georgia on My Mind”), so those songs are not included the list. However, luck you!

Finally, thank you everybody for sending your answers; we really, really appreciate them. Here is the full list of your most random songs for Phillip Phillips to cover. We start the list with our suggestion, then we list the artists with multiple mentions, and then the rest in no particular order.

      • Ariana Grande – “Dangerous Woman”

    • Elvis Presley – “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You”
    • Elvis Presley – “Memories”
    • Elvis Presley – “That’s All Right”
    • Elvis Presley – “Loving You”
    • Elvis Presley – any song
    • Fleetwood Mac – “Monday Morning”
    • Fleetwood Mac – “Big Love”
    • Fleetwood Mac – “Dreams”

    • The Beatles – “Blackbird”
    • The Beatles – “Norwegian Woods
    • Bob Dylan – “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”
    • Bob Dylan – “It Ain’t Me Babe”
    • John Denver – “This Old Guitar”
    • John Denver – any song
    • ASTRO – “You & Me”
    • ASTRO – “Blue Flame”
    • Sia – “Alive”
    • Sia – “Destiny” (our suggestion)
    • Eagles – “Witchy Woman”
    • Eagles – “Hotel California”
    • Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here”
    • Pink Floyd – “Breathe” (Our suggestion too!)
    • Lizzo  – “Juice”

  • Kid Rock – “Tennessee Mountain Top”
  • Eden – “Rock + Roll”
  • Johnny Cash – “Hurt” (NIN cover)
  • Bill Withers – “Ain’t No Sunshine”
  • The Who – “Love, Reign o’er Me”
  • Eric Clapton – “Layla”
  • Righteous Brothers – “Unchained Melody”
  • OutKast – “Hey Ya!”

  • Gregg Allman – “Whipping Post”
  • Sir Mix-a-lot – “Baby Got Back”
  • Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again”
  • Mumford & Sons – “Woman”
  • Andy Grammer – “Fresh Eyes”
  • Steppenwolf – “Magic Carpet Ride”
  • Pitbull (Featuring Blake Shelton) – “Get Ready”
  • Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Love” (2 times)

  • One Direction – “One Way Or Another”
  • Post Malone – “Better Now”
  • Louis Armstrong – “What a Wonderful World”
  • Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris”
  • Billy Idol – “One Night, One Chance”
  • Paul Simon – “Kodachrome”
  • “Stop the Panic”
  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
  • Beyoncé – “Crazy in Love”
  • Pear Jam – “Black”

  • Bon Jovi – ‘Never Say Goodbye'”
  • Hank Williams Jr. – “Queen of My Heart”
  • Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • Rod Stewart – “Forever Young”
  • Spice Girls – “If You Want to be My Lover”
  • Dan Fogelberg – “The Reach”
  • Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin’”
  • Melanie, covered by Katharine McPhee  – “Brand New Key”
  • AC/DC – “Thunderstruck”

  • Various artists –  “We Are The World”
  • David Bowie – any song
  • Chuck Berry – “My Ding-A-Ling”
  • Chris de Burgh – “Lady in Red”
  • “Purple People Eater” – We are not sure about his one…
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival  – any song
  • Bob Seger – “Turn the Page”

Featured photo: Rachel Rounds.
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